These creatures are well-adapted to the ocean though they require air to survive. Their size varies greatly, depending upon species — from the small Kemp’s ridley, which weighs between pounds, to the enormous leatherback, which can weigh more than pounds
DID YOU KNOW…The South Carolina state reptile is the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. It’s named for its very large head and strong jaws. They measure up to 3.5 feet long & weigh approximately 300 pounds. These amazing turtles have a lifespan 47-67 years.The logger head sea turtle is omnivorous. It feeds mainly on bottom dwelling invertebrates such as mollusks, crustaceans, horseshoe crabs, clams, mussels, & other marine animals.#LoggerheadSeaTurtle #Turtles #TurtleFacts
Secrets of the animals that dive deep into the ocean
The adult Loggerhead Sea Turtle weighs approximately 135 kg. (some may grow up to 450 kg.) and spends most of its life in saltwater and estuarine habitats, with females briefly coming ashore to lay eggs. The loggerhead sea turtle has a low reproductive rate; females lay an average of four egg clutches and then become quiescent, producing no eggs for two to three years. The loggerhead reaches sexual maturity between 17–33 years and has a lifespan of 47–67 years. Photo from BBC Earth.
This orca, named Granny, is the proof that orca whales or any other animal should not stay at sea world. This 103 year old orca can be compared to any other orca at sea world with the life span of about years. And sea world says that's normal!